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Cannabis-based biopharma firm Teewinot raises $12 million

May 2, 2017

Teewinot Life Sciences – a Florida company that develops synthetic, cannabinoid-based medical therapies – raised $12.3 million in a Series B funding that attracted strong investor interest. It’s the latest sign that investors remain keen on the marijuana sector. And it comes despite Trump the administration’s mixed messages about marijuana policy. Teewinot said in a news release the funding […]

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Does vape lawsuit foreshadow litigious future for cannabis industry?

April 12, 2017 · Updated April 3, 2018

By John Schroyer A turf war over Arizona’s medical cannabis vaporizer market has spilled into the courts, with one multistate marijuana company suing another over an alleged smear campaign. While the case itself may not be a particular milestone, it’s another hallmark of the industry’s emergence into an atmosphere where high-stakes litigation is commonplace.

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Oregon issues first recall for tainted recreational marijuana

March 23, 2017

The Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) announced its first recall of pesticide-tainted recreational cannabis, a situation that underscores the need for reliable record keeping and clear communication about contaminated products. The commission said in a news release that samples of Blue Magoo cannabis grown by Emerald Wave Estate tested positive for excess levels of pyrethrins, a […]

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Prominent CA testing lab: 84% of marijuana samples contaminated

October 21, 2016 · Updated October 24, 2016

The cannabis industry still has a pesticide problem. Steep Hill, one of the leading names in cannabis testing, said in a press release Wednesday that a whopping 84% of marijuana samples submitted to its Berkeley, California, lab came back positive for pesticide residues. The results were for samples tested during a 30-day period ending Oct. 10. […]

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Pharma company fighting AZ rec motivated to protect market share

September 13, 2016 · Updated February 21, 2019

A pharmaceutical company that donated half a million dollars to combating a ballot measure that would legalize adult-use cannabis in Arizona is concerned about losing business to natural cannabinoids found in marijuana. Insys Therapeutics, which gave $500,000 to Arizonans for Responsible Drug Policy on Aug. 31, is developing a synthetic cannabis product called the Dronabinol Oral Solution […]

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Cultivation: What lt Takes to Run an All-Natural Grow

September 1, 2016

by Anthony Franciosi As a marijuana connoisseur from way back, I’ve seen it all—from sneaking tokes in secluded locations to storefronts on Main Street where cannabis is grown. It’s been a bumpy ride, but public sentiment is finally moving in the right direction. Legalization looms large in the minds of millions, and with the potential […]

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Redefining ‘Short Cuts’

September 1, 2016

New Mexico grower opts for smaller, fatter plants over taller, thinner ones by Omar Sacirbey Brian Leddy has an eye for detail. When not tending cannabis plants at Red Barn Growers in Gallup, New Mexico, Leddy is out in the field serving as a professional news photographer. At Red Barn, Leddy’s eye for detail helps […]

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Tuatara’s big raise underscores improving landscape for cannabis financing

August 16, 2016 · Updated May 2, 2017

By Omar Sacirbey Tuatara Capital’s recent success at raising a record $93 million for marijuana industry-related investments signals that deep-pocketed investors increasingly are embracing cannabis businesses. Moreover, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s decision to keep marijuana on its list of the country’s most dangerous drugs isn’t expected to curb that investor enthusiasm.

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The Growing Pesticide Problem

July 1, 2016 · Updated November 3, 2021

Pesticides might not only kill mildew and mites on scores of cannabis plants in the coming years – they also could destroy countless marijuana businesses and stifle the industry’s growth along the way.

Industry professionals are increasingly sounding the alarm over the continuing widespread, largely unregulated use of pesticides in commercial cannabis cultivation, saying that a failure to address the situation at the state level might lead to a massive federal crackdown in the future, as well as legal issues and increased business costs for marijuana companies.

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Cultivation Insight: Tips for Growing Organic Cannabis in the Absence of Standards

July 16, 2015 · Updated December 6, 2019

By John Schroyer “Organic” has become a big buzzword in the cannabis industry as of late. An increasing number of patients and consumers are clamoring for marijuana grown using organic methods, and cultivators around the country are claiming they do just that – slapping the word on labels, inserting it into marketing materials and using […]

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